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Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series) Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle
 
Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

The Superior Court of King County Washington filed documents against Galma Adam Waqo, charging the defendant with the crime of “murder in the first degree.” The bail suggested was $1,000,000. The incident occurred Aug. 23, and initially, Jamal Rashad Woods-Hall, the victim, was pronounced dead, but he survived the shooting. The shooting took place around […]

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

By Scott Wilson Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader The fires in the Northwest, Okanogan, Ferry, and Chelan counties in Washington have been devastating. Here is a plea from a fellow publisher, and some suggestions for opportunities to help out. Editors and publishers of Washington’s community newspapers: Your brothers and sisters of the community newspapers […]

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

By Wen Liu Special to Northwest Asian Weekly In recent months, U.S.-China relations have been described as “at a tipping point” and “stubbornly cool” by prominent China watchers like David Lampton and Orville Schell. Are their observations right? We’ve heard tough words from Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter over China’s island constructions in the South […]

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the Seattle Storm finish out their season next month, they will do it with just the third Japanese player in WNBA history. Ramu Tokashiki has been a welcome addition to a young, rebuilding team. Tokashiki was signed by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm this spring. She was one of […]

Feb. 24: Obama nominates Liu to appeals court

Feb. 24: Obama nominates Liu to appeals court

18 March 2010

Goodwin Liu, 39, is a liberal legal scholar who, if confirmed, could become a force on the federal appeals court for decades.

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March 1: Ken Nakatsu named to lead King County Animal Services

March 1: Ken Nakatsu named to lead King County Animal Services

18 March 2010

King County Executive Dow Constantine has named Ken Nakatsu as the Manager of Regional Animal Services for King County Animal Care and Control.

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March: Clarence Moriwaki new CEO of JCCCW

March: Clarence Moriwaki new CEO of JCCCW

18 March 2010

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington’s (JCCCW) new chief executive officer is Clarence Moriwaki. He will oversee the operations and development of the JCCCW.

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Feb. 21: Benefit concert for Haiti raises $5,000

Feb. 21: Benefit concert for Haiti raises $5,000

18 March 2010

The Foundation for International Understanding through Students (FUITS), music educator Kent Stevenson, music director Fred West, and the University Christian Church organized a Haiti benefit concert that included more than 100 performers. In addition to the performers, about 175 community members attended the concert at University Christian Church, raising more than $5,000.

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Feb. 24: CCA’s anniversary dinner gives awards to businesses

Feb. 24: CCA’s anniversary dinner gives awards to businesses

18 March 2010

The Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) honored five local companies with their 30th Anniversary Outstanding Community Service Awards.

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Obama’s Asia trip more about influence than policy

17 March 2010

President Barack Obama’s second trip to Asia since taking office is unlikely to result in tangible accomplishments, but the two-country sojourn could be an important step in restoring U.S. influence in the region ...

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Japan: China backing effort to block tuna ban

17 March 2010

Japan said Tuesday that China supports its opposition to a proposed ban on trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, a fish prized in sushi.

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Chinese to be taught in grade schools

17 March 2010

Educators say Western Kentucky University’s new Confucius Institute will broaden language offerings at local schools and help students compete in a global economy ...

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China PM defends assertive trade, foreign policy

16 March 2010

China vowed Sunday to remain alert to any renewed signs of economic crisis and forcefully defended its currency, trade and more assertive foreign policies as helping global rebalancing, not undermining it ...

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Runaway Prius case presents nagging questions

16 March 2010

Investigators are confronted with a series of nagging questions as they try to unravel the case of a California real estate agent who said his Toyota Prius turned into a runaway death trap after the gas pedal became stuck ...

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Japan arrests whaling activist for boarding ship

16 March 2010

Japan's coast guard arrested an anti-whaling activist from New Zealand on Friday for boarding a whaling ship without permission last month, in the latest incident in the ongoing battle over Japanese whaling ...

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Hong Kong awards to honor Indian actor Bachchan

15 March 2010

The Hong Kong International Film Festival plans to honor Indian screen legend Amitabh Bachchan with a lifetime achievement award at the event's Asian Film Awards ...

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Disney to release Indian film in southern dialect

15 March 2010

Encouraged by the reception of its Hindi animated movie, Disney is shooting a new adventure film in the southern Indian dialect of Telugu as it deepens its localization drive in the populous country ...

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Funeral brass band keeps Chinatown tradition alive

15 March 2010

Traffic along the teeming streets of Chinatown came to a standstill: death was parading by, heralded by the clear, sharp notes of a brass band. Women looked up from their grocery shopping; tourists pulled out their cameras.

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China leaves underage gymnast in the cold

15 March 2010

Used, perhaps abused and now tossed away. Chinese officials' treatment of Olympic gymnast Dong Fangxiao, found to have been underage when China fielded her at the Sydney Games in 2000, really makes the blood boil.

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Pacquiao marches on as true star of boxing

15 March 2010

The fight was long over and most of the biggest crowd to see a fight in the U.S. in 17 years had found their way out of massive Cowboys Stadium. Manny Pacquiao was in the shower, where one member of his entourage surely was in charge of selecting his shampoo while another had the task of making sure the towels were just right ...

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Pink Everest: Nepal appeals for gay tourists

15 March 2010

... the conservative Hindu nation wants a chunk of the multibillion dollar gay tourist market to help pull it out of poverty ...

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Chang-rae Lee: On being Korean American, a novelist, and his family

Chang-rae Lee: On being Korean American, a novelist, and his family

10 March 2010

Born in Seoul, acclaimed novelist Chang-rae Lee immigrated to the United States at age 3. Lee knew from a young age that he wanted to be a writer.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 11 | 3/13-3/192 Comments

Qing Hong Wu pardoned, won’t face deportation

10 March 2010

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. David Paterson pardoned a Chinese immigrant on March 6 who faced deportation after disclosing on an application for U.S. citizenship that he had convictions for robbery going back nearly 15 years to when he was a teenager.

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First Asian American woman appointed as Shoreline judge

First Asian American woman appointed as Shoreline judge

10 March 2010

Secretary, teacher, or nurse. Being a woman, these were the only choices that counselors gave Marcine Anderson when she graduated from an Oregon high school in a small town in 1973.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 11 | 3/13-3/190 Comments

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